This week CPS released the final tallies of the Local School Council (LSC) elections held earlier this month at most elementary and high schools.

More than 6,000 parents, community members, teachers and other representatives vied for seats on the councils, which oversee school budgets and are responsible for hiring principals.  LSCs at traditional schools are made up of six parents, two community residents, two teachers, one non-teacher staff member, and one student at high schools.

Some schools, including some run by the Academy for Urban School Leadership, and military schools, have appointed boards, although parents and community members vote on non-binding recommendations.

About 32 percent of LSCs lacked enough parent representatives to fill all the seats, and another 15 percent lacked enough community representatives to fill the seats. However, most LSC elections generated enough interest to at least make quorum; at those schools, councils will fill vacant seats at their first meeting. At those that failed to make quorum, a second round of elections will be held in May.

To see the final vote tally at your LSC, visit this online spreadsheet.

This story was modified on May 2, 2014, to clarify that only some, and not all, AUSL schools have appointed LSC boads.

Melissa Sanchez is a reporter for The Chicago Reporter. Email her at and follow her on Twitter at @msanchezMIA.

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